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A Tale of Two Sportsmen’s Bills

2/11/2014 // By John W. Gale

With Congress these days, it can seem like the best of times and the worst of times. After years of relatively little legislative success, members of both chambers and on both sides of the political divide managed to construct and […] Read more >

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Ready to Fight the Stealth Attack on Wildlife? Part One: Polar Bears

8/17/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Polar bears may be Arctic icons, but even their animal rock-star status can’t always sway Congress to protect wildlife. Global warming is melting habitat the big white bears depend on to survive, but recent and upcoming votes by the nation’s […] Read more >

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Pacific Walruses Deserve Federal Protection, Stuck In Endangered Species Limbo

2/11/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Extinction doesn’t wait, but the Pacific walrus will have to wait to receive federal protection. In a disappointing turn of events, this animal will not be joining its Arctic neighbor, the polar bear, on the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and […] Read more >

Oil Spill Commission on Trial

2/1/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

The federal Oil Spill Commission meets a daunting roadblock: Congress. Read more >

Big Oil to Mount (Another) Assault on Clean Air Act

8/4/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Feeling emboldened with scuttling clean energy and climate legislation for the summer, Big Oil is ready to go on the offensive and gut the Clean Air Act, one of the nation’s most important environmental laws that’s now key to reducing […] Read more >

Showdown Today on Big Oil Bailout in Senate

6/10/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

By Washington, DC standards this is high drama.  A close vote is expected that sets the stage for whether the government can move aggressively to rein in global warming pollution. On one side is Big Oil and their Senate surrogate, […] Read more >

Mississippi Students Want Cleaner Air and A Brighter Future

2/26/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I had a wonderful time today at Millsaps College in Mississippi talking with about 60 students interested in what they can do to protect their future and create clean energy jobs in Mississippi. I was glad […] Read more >

Climate Activists Stake Out Polluter Lobbyist Fundraiser

2/25/2010 // By Miles Grant

Check out this video of Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), co-author of the Dirty Air Act arriving at a fundraiser organized by polluter lobbyists at a swank DC restaurant. Youth activists were waiting outside with surgical masks & “Dirty Air Act” signs as Murkowski hurried past. Read more >

Preserve the Clean Air Act’s Protections

1/25/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I posted this response “Preserve the Clean Air Act’s Protections” on National Journal’s blog in response to the following question: Should Congress Stop EPA? Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, last week introduced a disapproval resolution — essentially […] Read more >

NWF in Alaska to Murkowski “Stop Attacking the EPA”

1/22/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation’s Pacific Regional Center in Anchorage has been on the front lines of working to stop Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Dirty Air Act attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more >

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